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Official Names

These are the official names and terms specific to Montgomery College.


Admissions and Enrollment Management (refers only to the entire unit)

Admissions and Records (refers to any physical office spaces or where admissions takes place)

ALERT (service)

The Center for Professional & Organizational Development, or CPOD

The Center for Teaching and Learning, or CTL

Channel 10

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Communication Arts Technologies (formerly, the VCT curriculum)

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

eMAP, electronic Montgomery Advising Program (not eMap or Emap)

English as a Second Language, ESL

Faculty Council

First Year Experience, or FYE (no hyphen)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA

Gateway to College (program is not part of the official name)

General Equivalency Diploma, GED

GPA (no periods)

Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education, GITE

IMAP, International Montgomery Advising Program

MATLAB (not MatLab or Matlab)

Montgomery Advising Program (MAP)

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center


New Student Orientation

Office of Admissions and Records (formerly, Office of Admissions, Records, and Registration)

Office of Safety and Security

Parent-Student Information Session

Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement

Policy and Procedure

Request for Services Form (refers to DSS)

School of Art+Design at Montgomery College (SA+D)

Smithsonian Institution

Speakers Bureau (no apostrophe)

Study Abroad Program

Takoma Park/Silver Spring


United States (as a noun, spell out; as an adjective, use U.S.)

University of Maryland (refers to the College Park location)

University of Maryland, Baltimore

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

Universities at Shady Grove

Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts (not Communication)

Washington, D.C. (with periods, unless part of a mailing address with zip code, then use DC)

Women’s Studies Program

Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE)



Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


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